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How do I change a user's password in a Linux System? (I'm using Debian)

Hello.  I am a newbie to the Linux OS.  What is the command to change a user's password?
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'passwd username' should be the command to change the password
oh forgot you should  login as root or using su - if you want to change other users password, if only your own password 'passwd' will do.

man passwd will give you more detail in the command windows
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